Rise and shine! Every morning we rundown all of the top headlines in Scottish football…
Rise and shine! Every morning we rundown all of the top headlines in Scottish football and fill you in on what you need to know and what isn’t all that important. This is TL;DR news.
The Herald and Evening Times are reporting that Steven Gerrard is not pursuing a move for former Liverpool team-mate Martin Skrtel. However, the Daily express say Gerrard wants to sign Liverpool’s 18-year-old striker Ben Woodburn on loan. Woodburn is Liverpool’s youngest-ever goalscorer, and has also found the net once in seven caps for Wales. Fellow Welsh international Harry Wilson and winger Ryan Kent are also potential Gers loan targets from Anfield.
David Hopkin has turned down the chance to manage English League Two side Carlisle United. The Livingston manager, who guided the Lions to successive promotions, was wanted by the English club but rejected their offer.
Sheffield United are considering a move for Florian Kamberi, which could be a significant blow to Hibernian’s hopes of bringing the striker back to Easter Road on a permanent basis. Kamberi scored nine goals in 14 appearances on loan from Grasshoppers last term. The Leith side have all but agreed a deal of around £100,000 to secure his services, but the striker’s preference is to move to England.
Celtic will not be panicked into rushing through a potentially record-breaking bid for striker Odsonne Edouard. The Hoops have been given until 16 June to agree a deal with Paris Saint-Germain to bring the 20-year-old back to Glasgow.
Steven Gerrard must be given the financial backing to go toe-to-toe with Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers, insists former Liverpool team-mate Jamie Carragher.
Celtic defender Mikael Lustig is unfazed by renewed Rangers optimism – because the same positivity was evident last year upon Pedro Caixinha’s appointment.
Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon says England’s Premier League clubs should hang their heads in shame for failing to appreciate the vast potential of Virgil van Dijk when he was playing in Scotland. Lennon signed the £75millon Liverpool defender for a reported £2.6m back in 2013.
Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass admits feat of failure will drive Aston Villa on in their English Championship play-off final against Fulham.
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